Throughout his career, Italian film composer Nino Rota (i.e. The Godfather, Romeo and Juliet) wrote concert music as well. The first movement of his Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in D Major has a dreamy and heartfelt melody and is performed by Dutch clarinetist Jelmer de Moed.

Piece: Sonata For Clarinet And Piano In D Major
Movement: I Allegro Scorrevole
Composer: Nino Rota
Location: Gotische Zaal | Raad van State
Clarinet: Jelmer de Moed
Piano: Rik Kuppen

Jelmer de Moed
My name is Jelmer de Moed and I'm a young and ambitious clarinettist. My interest in music reaches from the early classical repertoire until contemporary music and improvisation. I'm currently studying at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für musik with professor Martin Spangenberg. Beside my studies I play concerts as a soloist, with chambermusic ensembles, cross-art projects and symphony orchestras. On my website you can find more information about my pursuits: the projects I am part of, the chambermusic-programmes that I compose, and also some recordings and concert registrations.